Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Existentialist News


You have to love the Onion. (I remember an Onion headline that summed up for me much of the health care dispute: something like, Congress Deadlocked on How Best to Deny Health Care to the Poor.) What the Jags need to do, of course, is to recognize, perhaps by reading Simone de Beauvoir, that a distinction can be made between absurdity and ambiguity, and that what they are interpreting as the absurdity of human life is really the ambiguity of human existence, which allows for the creation of meaning through projects of freedom.

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